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  1. Specificity (SP) and sensitivity (SE) answer the question ‘what is the chance of a positive or negative test in response to the presence or absence of a clinical condition?’. Related to SP and SE are the diagn...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Ben Serrien, Maggie Goossens and Ron Clijsen

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2019 9:4

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  2. The spatiotemporal parameters were used for sophisticated gait analysis in widespread clinical use. Recently, a laser range sensor has been proposed as a new device for the spatiotemporal gait measurement. How...

    Authors: Masanobu Iwai, Soichiro Koyama, Shigeo Tanabe, Shohei Osawa, Kazuya Takeda, Ikuo Motoya, Hiroaki Sakurai, Yoshikiyo Kanada and Nobutoshi Kawamura

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2019 9:3

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Injury is common in running and seen to impact up to 94% of recreational runners. Clinicians often use alterations from normal musculoskeletal clinical assessments to assess for risk of injury, but it is uncle...

    Authors: Shefali M. Christopher, Jeremy McCullough, Suzanne J. Snodgrass and Chad Cook

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2019 9:2

    Content type: Review

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  4. Action observation activates brain motor networks and, if followed by action imitation, it facilitates motor learning and functional recovery in patients with both neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. T...

    Authors: Roberto Gatti, Elisabetta Sarasso, Mattia Pelachin, Federica Agosta, Massimo Filippi and Andrea Tettamanti

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2019 9:1

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The aim of the present study was to explore whether control of balance and other factors were associated with functional recovery and walking performance in the short term in a group of patients receiving modu...

    Authors: Mattia Morri, Debora Raffa, Daniela Vigna, Maria Barbieri, Elisabetta Mariani and Davide Maria Donati

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Parkinson’s disease impacts health-related quality of life (HRQoL), however no studies inquired on predictors of HRQoL changes after rehabilitation. This study assessed the relationship between mobility domain...

    Authors: Thomas Bowman, Elisa Gervasoni, Riccardo Parelli, Johanna Jonsdottir, Maurizio Ferrarin, Davide Cattaneo and Ilaria Carpinella

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:10

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Abdominal muscles have stiffer appearance in individuals with spastic type cerebral palsy (STCP) than in their typically developing (TD) peers. This apparent stiffness has been implicated in pelvic instability...

    Authors: Saviour Kweku Adjenti, Graham Jacob Louw, Jennifer Jelsma and Marianne Unger

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:9

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Adequate reporting of ethics-related research methods promotes convergence on best ethics practices. In physical therapy, studies on ethics reporting are limited to few aspects, and none focuses on stroke rese...

    Authors: Francesco Ferrarello, Matteo Viligiardi and Mauro Di Bari

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Shoulder pain (SP) represents a common musculoskeletal condition that requires physical therapy care. Along the years, the usual evaluation strategies based on clinical tests and diagnostic imaging has been ch...

    Authors: Diego Ristori, Simone Miele, Giacomo Rossettini, Erica Monaldi, Diego Arceri and Marco Testa

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:7

    Content type: Review

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  10. Motor imagery (MI) is increasingly used in neurorehabilitation to facilitate motor performance. Our previous study results demonstrated significantly improved walking after rhythmic-cued MI in people with mult...

    Authors: Barbara Seebacher, Raija Kuisma, Angela Glynn and Thomas Berger

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:6

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) was developed as a wrist joint specific measure of pain and disability and evidence of sound validity has been accumulated through classical psychometric methods. Rasc...

    Authors: Saravanan Esakki, Joy C. MacDermid, Joshua I. Vincent, Tara L. Packham, David Walton and Ruby Grewal

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Treatment of central post-stroke pain (CPSP) after a thalamic-capsular stroke is generally based on pharmacological approach as it is low responsive to physiotherapy. In this case report, the use of mirror the...

    Authors: Davide Corbetta, Elisabetta Sarasso, Federica Agosta, Massimo Filippi and Roberto Gatti

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:4

    Content type: Case report

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  13. The therapeutic relationship between patient and physiotherapist is a central component of patient-centred care and has been positively associated with better physiotherapy clinical outcomes. Despite its influ...

    Authors: Maxi Miciak, Maria Mayan, Cary Brown, Anthony S. Joyce and Douglas P. Gross

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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  14. There is a need for psychosocial interventions to address the escalating mental health burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Physiotherapists could have a central role in reducing the burden and facilitating rec...

    Authors: Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, Michel Probst and James Mugisha

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:2

    Content type: Review

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  15. In a clinical science-based profession such as physiotherapy, research is mandatory to update knowledge and to provide cost-effective, high quality treatments. This study aimed to provide point prevalence of I...

    Authors: Stefano Vercelli, Elisa Ravizzotti and Matteo Paci

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2018 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are less physically active and more sedentary than other children which implies risk factors for their physical and mental health. Physical activity on prescription (PAP) is a...

    Authors: Katarina Lauruschkus, Inger Hallström, Lena Westbom, Åsa Tornberg and Eva Nordmark

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:13

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Cervicogenic dizziness (CGD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of dizziness and associated neck pain. There are no definitive clinical or laboratory tests for CGD and therefore CGD is a diag...

    Authors: Alexander S. Reiley, Frank M. Vickory, Sarah E. Funderburg, Rachel A. Cesario and Richard A. Clendaniel

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:12

    Content type: Review

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  18. Side alternating vibration training (SAVT) is a mechanical oscillation using a vibrating platform that simulates exercise. We hypothesized that patients with mitochondrial myopathies, who experience muscle wea...

    Authors: Christopher Newell, Barbara Ramage, Ion Robu, Jane Shearer and Aneal Khan

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The study was designed to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of 12-week open, closed and combined kinetic-chain exercises (OKCE, CKCE and CCE) on quadriceps muscle strength and thigh girth of patients with...

    Authors: Oladapo Michael Olagbegi, Babatunde Olusola Adegoke and Adesola Christiana Odole

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:9

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Physiotherapy has been shown to reduce the risk of disability among stroke patients. Poor adherence to physiotherapy can negatively affect outcomes and healthcare cost. However, very little is known about barr...

    Authors: Mercy Nketia-Kyere, Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey, Justice Nonvignon and Moses Aikins

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Bangladesh has an estimated 17 million adults with disabilities. A significant proportion of them are believed to have locomotor disabilities. There are over 300 non-governmental organizations providing differ...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke and George B. Ploubidis

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Motion capture virtual reality-based rehabilitation has become more common. However, therapists face challenges to the implementation of virtual reality (VR) in clinical settings. Use of motion capture technol...

    Authors: Shane Chanpimol, Bryant Seamon, Haniel Hernandez, Michael Harris-Love and Marc R. Blackman

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:6

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Effective control of non-communicable diseases and promotion of population-wide physical activity participation require the active engagement of health professionals. Physiotherapists and physicians, as part o...

    Authors: Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Adetoyeje Y. Oyeyemi, Rahana Y. Habib, Rashida B. Usman, Jasper U. Sunday and Zubair Usman

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Previous evidence suggests self-management programs for people with chronic pain improve knowledge and self-efficacy, but result in small to negligible changes in function. The purpose of this multiple case st...

    Authors: Jordan Miller, Joy C. MacDermid, Julie Richardson, David M. Walton and Anita Gross

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:4

    Content type: Case report

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  25. In Zimbabwe, a recent increase in the volume of research on recurrent non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) has revealed that adolescents are commonly affected. This is alarming to health professionals and parent...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo, Tafadzwa Nicole Chikasha, Nirmala Naidoo, Jermaine Matewu Dambi, Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Nyaradzai Munambah and Precious Trish Chizanga

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Cardiac surgery is widely used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, several complications can be observed during the postoperative period. Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) improves gas ...

    Authors: Vanessa Marques Ferreira Méndez, Mayron F. Oliveira, Adriana do Nascimento Baião, Patrícia Andrade Xavier, Carlos Gun, Priscila A. Sperandio and Iracema I. K. Umeda

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Nonadherence to treatment remains high among patients with musculoskeletal conditions with negative impact on the treatment outcomes, use of personal and cost of care. An active knowledge translation (KT) stra...

    Authors: Folarin Omoniyi Babatunde, Joy Christine MacDermid and Norma MacIntyre

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2017 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The shift of focus in outcome measures from mortality to assessment of functional status in intensive care unit (ICU) patients has resulted in the emergence of mobilisation of critically ill patients as a stan...

    Authors: Cathrine Tadyanemhandu and Shamila Manie

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:12

    Content type: Research article

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  29. S1 Criteria for exercises selection in subjects with low back pain

    Authors: Alessandro Aina, Marco Barbero, Barbara Cagnie, Elena Castelli, Chad Cook, Silvano Ferrari, Andrea Foglia, Paolo Bizzarri, Donatella Giraudo, Chris Littlewood, Paolo Pillastrini, Daniele Piscitelli, Michele Romano, Andrea Tettamanti, Carla Vanti, Stefano Vercelli…

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6(Suppl 1):11

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 6 Supplement 1

  30. The advent of social media such as Facebook has introduced new opportunities for knowledge sharing and professional networking. Currently, little is known on how physiotherapists participate in virtual communi...

    Authors: Stefano Vercelli

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:10

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  31. Patient-reported outcome measures can improve the management of patients with non-specific neck pain. The choice of measure greatly depends on its content and psychometric properties. Most questionnaires were ...

    Authors: Leonardo Pellicciari, Francesca Bonetti, Damiano Di Foggia, Mauro Monesi and Stefano Vercelli

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:9

    Content type: Review

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  32. The Ponseti method of managing clubfoot was introduced in Zimbabwe in 2011. This followed massive training of health workers such as medical rehabilitation practitioners through a programme called the Zimbabwe...

    Authors: N. Munambah, M. Chiwaridzo and T. Mapingure

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The level of functioning in people discharged from hospital after hip arthroplasty is very heterogeneous and prognostic factors are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to determine the mean level o...

    Authors: Mattia Morri, Emanuela Natali and Daniele Tosarelli

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The physical job demands of physiotherapists require optimal level of physical fitness (PF), which is often not evaluated in practice. In this study, we assessed selected components of physical fitness of Ghan...

    Authors: Ajediran I. Bello, Emmanuel Bonney and Bridget Opoku

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Archives of Physiotherapy 2016 6:3

  35. Following the discovery of Mirror Neuron System (MNS), Action Observation Training (AOT) has become an emerging rehabilitation tool to improve motor functions both in neurologic and orthopedic pathologies.

    Authors: Elisabetta Sarasso, Mariano Gemma, Federica Agosta, Massimo Filippi and Roberto Gatti

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:14

    Content type: Review

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  36. Recurrent non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is increasingly becoming common among adolescents worldwide. A recent study in Zimbabwe showed a relatively high prevalence (28.8 %) among high school students. Inf...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo and Nirmala Naidoo

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:13

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Walking requires a high attentional cost for balance control and interferes with the control of attention. However, it is unclear whether the performance of visual spatial attention control, which is one of th...

    Authors: Soichiro Koyama, Shigeo Tanabe, Yuichi Hirakawa, Hiroaki Sakurai and Yoshikiyo Kanada

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:12

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Often, interventions targeting the kinematic and temporal and spatial changes in gait commonly seen after a stroke are based on observations of walking. Having the capacity to objectively identify such changes...

    Authors: Robert Wellmon, Amy Degano, Joseph A. Rubertone, Sandra Campbell and Kelly A. Russo

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:11

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Psychosocial factors precipitate and perpetuate the risk of developing long-term Low-Back Pain (LBP) with resultant disability. However, management of psychosocial aspects of LBP still remains a major challeng...

    Authors: Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Olusola Ayanniyi and Samuel Olusegun Ogunlade

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Despite the use of citation rate as a measure of quality of research is strongly criticized and debated, it remain a widely used method to evaluate performances of researchers, articles and journals. The aim o...

    Authors: Matteo Paci, Niccolò Landi, Gennaro Briganti and Bruna Lombardi

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:9

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The analysis of joints kinematics is important in clinical practice and in research. Nowadays it is possible to evaluate the mobility of joints in vivo with different motion capture techniques available in the...

    Authors: Corrado Cescon, Andrea Tettamanti, Marco Barbero and Roberto Gatti

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:8

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) is a common symptom following stroke. Many therapists postulate that GHS may be reduced if the base of support (BOS) is reduced and the centre of mass (COM) is raised as this req...

    Authors: Nichola J. Hatton and Rachel C. Stockley

    Citation: Archives of Physiotherapy 2015 5:7

    Content type: Research article

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